University of Texas at AustinDivision of Diversity and Community Engagement

July 17: Community Discussion of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice

July 11, 2014

COLLECTIVE COURAGE: A CONVERSATION WITH AUTHOR JESSICA GORDON NEMBHARD

When: Thursday, July 17th @ 7pm

Where: 5604 Manor Rd

The nonprofit Cooperation Texas is hosting a conversation with scholar/activist Jessica Gordon Nembhard on her new book that chronicles the “long, strong, but hidden history” of African Americans in the cooperative movement“Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought & Practice”. A political economist and professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Department of African American Studies at John Jay College of the City University of New York, Nembhard was a founding member of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives and is co-founder of The Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Copies of Nembhard’s book will be for sale, along with food and beverages from local cooperatives!

RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1425271871084413/

For more information about the worker cooperative movement in Texas, contact us at info@cooperationtexas.coop or visit us online at www.cooperationtexas.coop.

 

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